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Juva Huisenga, 83

Juva Z. Huisenga of Willmar died Wednesday evening, Jan. 19, 2011, at the Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. She was 83.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Cloverleaf Cemetery in Willmar.

Juva ZeMarion Huisenga was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Sleepy Eye to August and Amanda (Stage) Grammentz. She was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1945, and from St. Cloud Beauty School in 1946. She worked as a beautician in Raymond, where she met Peter Huisenga. They were married Nov. 1948 in Montevideo. They lived in the Raymond area and later moved to Willmar. Juva worked as a cook at the Blue Chip Cafe in Willmar from 1961 to 1967. Her husband Peter died March 31, 1969. In 1973, Juva moved to Benson where she managed the Pheasant Bar. In 1984, she returned to Willmar and worked in housekeeping at the Holiday Inn. She was a member of Vinje Lutheran Church. She enjoyed bowling, embroidery, bingo, and watching the Minnesota Twins.

Juva was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Peter; a sister Bertha Vogt; three brothers Dennis, Darwin and Olando Grammentz; a grandson Aaron Wrobleski; and a nephew Daniel Grammentz.

She is survived by her children Joyce (and Dean) Hawkinson of South Haven, Lonnie (and Elizabeth) Huisenga of Loretto, Pam (and Brad) Lorz, Jolene Wrobleski, and Ronda (and Kevin) Mundahl, all of Willmar; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother Marvin (and Marilyn) Grammentz of Morris; sisters Velma Huesinkveld of Rochester, Antoinette (and Leslie) Delp of Willmar, and Leona Snell of Taylor Mill, Ky.; sisters-in-law Dorraine Grammentz, Rosie Grammentz, Carol Cantwell, Christina (and Theo) Haats, and Alice Huisenga; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.